Lot 230: Sir Philip Sidney, The Defence of Poesie, unauthorized first edition, London, 1595.  Sold March 8, 2018 for $149,000, a record for the work.

Defence of Poesie Reaches $149K at Swann Galleries

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  • March 14, 2018

On March 8, Swann Galleries held an auction of Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books, coinciding with the opening of Rare Book Week in New York City. With 94% of offered lots sold, ...

“Nymph of the Spring” (ca.  1537-1540) by Lucas Cranach the Younger

San Diego Museum of Art Acquires Masterworks by Cranach and Sargent

  • March 12, 2018

The San Diego Museum of Art announced last month the acquisition of two outstanding paintings, Nymph of the Spring (ca. 1540) by Lucas Cranach the Younger and Portrait of John Alfred Parsons ...

Lot 113: Luis de Lucena, Arte de Ajedres, first edition of the earliest extant manual on modern chess, Salamanca, circa 1496-97.  Estimate $10,000 to $15,000.

Early Printed Books on Cats, Chess & Erotica Stand Out at Swann Galleries

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  • February 15, 2018

Swann Galleries will offer an auction of Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books on Thursday, March 8, featuring an extensive selection of early Spanish books on a variety of ...

Guido Cagnacci (1601–1663), Italy, The Death of Cleopatra, circa 1660–62, oil on canvas, Pinacoteca di Brera, 2341

Cincinnati Art Museum presents Cagnacci: Painting Beauty and Death, starting March 23

  • February 15, 2018

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Art Museum is pleased to announce Cagnacci: Painting Beauty and Death on view March 23–July 22, 2018. This free special feature brings together a select group of Italian ...

Leonardo da Vinci, The head of Leda, c.1504-6.

144 Leonardo da Vinci Drawings from Royal Collection to be Exhibited Across UK

  • February 08, 2018

In February 2019, to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, 144 of the Renaissance master's greatest drawings in the Royal Collection will go on display in 12 simultaneous ...

Anthony van Dyck, Charles I, 1635-6.  Oil on canvas.  84.4 x 99.4 cm.  RCIN 404420.  Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017.

'Charles I: King and Collector' Opens This Week at the Royal Academy of Arts

  • January 22, 2018

In January 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts, in partnership with Royal Collection Trust, will present Charles I: King and Collector, a landmark exhibition that will reunite one of the most ...

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer at the Met.

Met's Michelangelo Exhibition Attracts 500,000 Visitors, Closes Feb. 12

  • January 22, 2018

Attendance at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's acclaimed exhibition Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer topped the milestone mark of 500,000 visitors over the weekend.In the nine weeks ...

Fabergé Silver Samovar, Moscow, 1908-1917, Coat of arms of the Berdyaev family.  Est.  $35,000-55,000

Russian Works of Art, Old Master Paintings, and English and Continental Furnture at Doyle

  • January 23, 2018

On Wednesday, January 31 at 10am, Doyle will hold an auction of Russian Works of Art in New York. The sale will be presented as a special section of a larger auction comprising English & ...

Adrian Sassoon

TEFAF New York Spring Adds 24 New Exhibitors to May Edition

  • January 21, 2018

On the heels of the acclaimed second edition of TEFAF New York Fall, TEFAF announces the 2018 exhibitor list for TEFAF New York Spring.  91 exhibitors—including 24 new participants— will take part ...

Les Enluminures Announces 2 Events During Bibliography Week in New York City

  • January 09, 2018

“Bibliography Week” happens every year in New York City at the end of January when principal national organizations devoted to book history have their annual meetings. Many interesting events are ...

Pair of George II Walnut Library Armchairs, Circa 1755.  Est.  $250,000-350,000

Sale of The Noel and Harriette Levine Collection at Doyle on January 17

  • January 05, 2018

Doyle will begin the New Year with the auction of The Noel and Harriette Levine Collection on Wednesday, January 17 at 10am. This remarkable collection comprises important English furniture and ...

Jon Seydl has been named as the ninth director of Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois

Curator and Art Historian Jon Seydl Joins Krannert Art Museum as Director

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  • December 11, 2017

Jon Seydl, an art historian specializing in Italian Renaissance art, has been named the new director of Krannert Art Museum. Jon Seydl is currently the senior director of collections and programs ...

Lot 304: Edward Hopper, The Lonely House, etching, 1923.  Sold November 2, 2017 for $317,000.  (Pre-sale estimate $150,000 to $200,000).

Swann Galleries Sets Record for a Print by Hopper at $317K

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  • November 03, 2017

A new auction record for any print by American master Edward Hopper was established at Swann Galleries’ auction of Old Master Through Modern Prints on Thursday, November 2. The extremely rare ...

The Canterbury Pilgrims.  Oxford: The Alley Workshops, circa 1925.

41st Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, Nov 10-12

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  • November 03, 2017

BOSTON, MA – The annual fall gathering for booklovers, the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair returns to the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s beautiful Back Bay for its 41st year, ...

Detail of Erythraean Sibyl, before and after restoration, change of colour

Web App Reveals Painstaking Restoration of Ghent Altarpiece

  • October 30, 2017

The Getty Foundation and the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA, Brussels) announced today the launch of major enhancements to the website ‘Closer to Van Eyck,’ which provides ...